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  •     Dennis Leri has been showing his work — mixed-media wall pieces blending metal and canvas and paint, and large works of abstract sculpture — for more than 20 years on the East End.
        He started by studying figurative sculpture at the Art Students League and the Sculpture Center, but his love of art began before that — at home.

  • A flurry of activity, if not snow, has surrounded the Hook Mill in recent days, as teams of workers donated time and effort to get the East Hampton landmark ready for the holidays.
  • Rising enrollment at the John M. Marshall Elementary School had East Hampton School Board members and school administrators talking about possible solutions to overcrowded classrooms
  • It has been surmised in New York magazine that if Gerald and Sara Wiborg Murphy’s property — 77 acres of oceanfront in East Hampton Village — were available for sale today, it could bring as much as $1 billion on the market.
  • At the East Hampton Village Board’s work session last Thursday, the board discussed changes to the size of signs in the village, and adopted a law amending parking restrictions in the off-season.
  • Two East Hampton High School Students and one from Westhampton Beach High School admitted to defacing a picture of the boys varsity soccer team.
  •     It’s the fourth year that the East Hampton Historical Society has mounted a family-oriented exhibit, “A Children’s World,” which features antique toys from the 1790s to the 1960s, but Richard Barons, the executive director of the society, seems as excited about the items on display as if it were the first time.
        The exhibit, which runs through the end of the year, “seemed logical when we started out — to do something for the whole family that’s free at this time of year,” Mr. Barons said.

  • Sam’s, the venerable restaurant, and Scoop, the chic boutique, on the block
  •     Talking with Kenny Mann, whose film “Beautiful Tree, Severed Roots,” about her ancestral past, will be shown at Bay Street on Sunday, got me thinking about identity and, of course, how it relates to me.

  •     “Beautiful Tree, Severed Roots,” the cinematic journey Kenny Mann will offer viewers on Sunday at the Bay Street Theatre, is not strictly a memoir, although it is about her past. “It’s a story of identity,” she said, adding that others will be able to relate to the documentary. “So many people today are misplaced, it’s very relevant in today’s political climate.”

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